Slowdive

Following this weeks big announcement that Slowdive are officially back together the internet seems to have gone into meltdown. If you haven’t managed to get tickets for any of the gigs so far, don’t worry there will be more dates announced soon.

You may also have had a chance to read one of the new interviews published online this week, however now is the time for you to send the band that burning question you’ve always wanted to ask them. All 5 members of the band have kindly agreed to answer some of your questions.

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Slowdive

Slowdive last played live on 21st May 1994 in Toronto, now they have announced nearly twenty years to the day they will reform with confirmation of a show at Village Underground in London on 19th May.

The news follows last nights announcement they are confirmed on the bill for Primavera Festival in Spain later in May.

Further live dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

The reformation came about following conversations between the band over the last two years as Neil Halstead explains:
‘Initially we started talking amongst ourselves last year about making a new record, we were all keen to bust out the pedals again but figured it might be a good idea to do a few gigs this year to get back into the swing of things.’

Rachel and Neil played live together again for the first time in over a decade at last year’s Sonic Cathedral shows in London which you can read about by clicking here.

Tickets for the Village Underground show go on sale at 9am Friday 31st January via the ATP website.

The former Slowdive frontman Neil Halstead has signed to Sonic Cathedral to release his third solo album.
Neil Halstead

‘Palindrome Hunches’ will be released on November 5th and follows his forthcoming UK dates including a Sonic Cathedral show at Bush Hall in London on September 25th. Neil then heads off across the pond before returning to the UK in November for more dates. Continue reading

Several albums have been reissued this summer on vinyl from the likes of Slowdive, Teenage Fanclub and Primal Scream.

The albums have been repressed on 180-grams audiophile vinyl by Dutch record label Music On Vinyl whom have previously repressed classic albums from other acts such as Sly & The Family Stone, The Clash and Bob Dylan. These releases will be a great relief to many people as some of these have been hard to find for many years.

The first two albums by Slowdive are available to order. ‘Just For A Day‘ has just been released and will be followed on August 1st by ‘Souvlaki‘.

Teenage Fanclub’s 1991 classic ‘Bandwagonesque‘ was released last month.

Finally, ‘Exterminator‘ and ‘Vanishing Point‘ by Primal Scream have been released alongside the bands 2002 major label debut ‘Evil Heat‘.

All albums can be ordered by clicking on the album titles above.

Starting during the long hot summer of 1990 and ending in the spring of 1991, this chapter in Creation sees a massive drift in direction with dance explosion of the late 80′s now having a huge effect on the label. In the UK this was also a time of massive change with the Poll Tax Riot which eventually saw Thatcher get the boot, the beginning of the Gulf War and a general feeling of euphoria that the 80′s was over. Tucked away between the dance tracks are also some of the labels most famous singles by the likes of Primal Sceam, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver and Slowdive. Continue reading